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Rabindranath Tagore
(Рабиндранат Тагор, 1861 - 1941)

Indian (Bengali) Poet and Novelist, Painter and Composer; winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature; knighted; resigned his knighthood in 1919 in protest of British repression in Punjab

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Where The Mind is Without Fear

  Где ум без страха

Where The Mind is Without Fear
Где ум без страха

WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.


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